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The Doctor’s Failure to Cut Costs

In an editorial in The New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Howard Brody, professor of family medicine and director of the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, writes that the medical profession, … Tęsti skaitymą

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Terminally ill patients, caregivers feel lost connection with doctors

Once a patient becomes terminally ill, relationships between patients, their caregivers and their primary doctors can change. Now a study offers an unusual glimpse of what patients and their doctors are thinking as the end of life approaches — and … Tęsti skaitymą

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Study: Hospice patients feel abandoned by doctors

Doctors spend years learning how to heal, but most are fairly ignorant about how to act toward patients when they run out of treatments, suggests a study today. Often, once doctors refer a patient to hospice care, they end all … Tęsti skaitymą

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When getting cancer results over the phone is a good thing

I have learned since then that the best way to inform a patient of test results, especially results that indicate bad news, is a subject of debate among doctors. This is especially true outside the hospital setting. Many doctors have … Tęsti skaitymą

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Ethicists debate doctors who keep it personal

Yet some medical ethicists warn against practicing medicine too empathetically or becoming too involved in patients’ lives, saying it compromises treatment and the profession as a whole. Others argue personalized care will become extinct if physicians are not able to … Tęsti skaitymą

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The New Kid on the Ward Round

The doctor wants to know who determines if the patient is ‘terminal’, and what he should say to the “hostile and angry” family. The ethicist tells him that deciding if a cancer is in its terminal phase is a clinical … Tęsti skaitymą

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We have to think the unthinkable

Child protection work is back in the spotlight after the case of Baby P who died after suffering months of abuse. Doctors play a key role in this process giving expert opinion on injuries as well as treating them. But … Tęsti skaitymą

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In a Hospital Hierarchy, Speaking Up Is Hard to Do

Doctors in training sometimes confront situations in which they worry that their supervising physicians are making mistakes or bending the truth. Yet even though such acts can jeopardize patients, the inclination and ability of young doctors to speak up is … Tęsti skaitymą

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Most Doctors See Religion as Beneficial, Study Says

Most physicians in the United States believe that religion and spirituality have a positive effect on patients` health, according to a survey published last week, and that God at least occasionally intervenes on their behalf. “The most telling part of … Tęsti skaitymą

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A Patient`s Demands Versus a Doctor`s Convictions

Doctors talk all the time about a patient`s right to refuse treatment. But what about the right to demand it? more

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